Why You Should Visit Bari
Nestled along the coast in Southern Italy, Bari enjoys some of the country’s finest weather and offers many things to do for people of all tastes. Be sure to spend the day exploring some of the city’s ancient wonders in Old Bari with its classical architecture and winding streets – this charming center also boasts many quaint cafés and restaurants to enjoy an authentic taste of Italy. During the month of May the biggest festival in Bari occurs, the St Nicholas Festival, over a three day period where you can expect music, dancing and fireworks. If you’re up for a more active trip you can enjoy some of the beautiful seaside scenery with a long walk along the coastline or even venture out upon the sea on a fishing trip.
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Arriving In Bari
Bari Airport, also known as Palese Airport, is situated less than 10 km from the center of Bari and is comprised of a single passenger terminal. Once you have arrived at the airport you can use public transport to get into the city with metro and bus services available, although the short distance into Bari is very affordable by taxi if you would prefer the convenience. Within the airport travelers will find a few basic amenities available including retail and duty-free shopping alongside a few cafés and eateries to satisfy your appetite.
Bari Airport mostly handles seasonal flights to and from destinations around Europe, so if you are looking to travel directly from the UAE it will not be possible as there are no carriers providing nonstop flights. However, Bari Airport has a number of connections to leading airports around Europe including Frankfurt and Munich, so you can conveniently make the journey from the UAE to Bari with only a single transfer.
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Bari Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to Italy will be able to enter the country on a visa free basis for up to 90 days as it is a part of the Schengen Area. The weather in the region is very pleasant and sunny over the summer with average highs of up to 30 degrees, while the winter period is also relatively mild. Within Bari you will be able to use the city’s public bus network to get around, while there are plenty of leading car rental agencies operating at the airport if you want your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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